Marfa Carolina Molano Camargo


Advanced geopolymer matrix composites


Investigator: Marfa Carolina Molano Camargo (Phd Student)
Marfa Carolina Molano Camargo

Henkestraße 91
91052 Erlangen

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Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini

Geopolymers (inorganic polymers) have gained academic and industrial interest as they can be synthesised from aluminosilicate wastes produced by several industries [1, 2]. However, for higher performance achievement, geopolymers have reported some limitations that impede their widespread commercial applications. Therefore, this research involves the study of novel geopolymer composites (e.g. fibre reinforced) with superior properties to be used in a wide range of innovative industrial applications (e.g. beyond building materials).

[1] J. L. Provis, J. S. J. Van Deventer, Geopolymer precursor design. Chapter 3, in Geopolymers, Structures, Processing, Properties and Industrial Applications, 1st ed., Woodhead Publishing, 2009, p. 464.

[2] I. Kourti, et al., Geopolymers prepared from DC plasma treated air pollution control (APC) residue glass: properties and characterisation of the binder phase, J. Hazardous Mater. 196 (2011) 86-92.